February 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
February 27, 2011 § Leave a comment
Last weekend I celebrated my 23rd birthday. A few (7 including myself) of us went to Toronto and stayed in a hotel. We enjoyed the hot tub, sauna, outdoor pool (yes, we’re crazy) and jamming into two double beds. This style of travel has been dubbed by myself and a friend of mine as “refugee style.” It is very cost effective, although I do not recommend it if you value comfort or personal space.
To top off an already awesome night, we dined at Eastern. It was a restaurant we discovered while prowling the streets in search of food. It had low lighting and white couch-like seats. The place quite reminded me of somewhere Lauren Conrad would frequent on “The Hills.”
The food was delicious, the price was right and the mood was exquisite.
I would also like to share a few photos of my family celebration, which took place the following Monday. Do you see the theme? It was not intentional, surprisingly.
February 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
Lately, I’ve been consumed within a state of mind that I don’t usually delve into. But considering I’m at a point in my life where I can get away with being concerned with the ethereal and insubstantial, I’ve decided to go ahead and allow it. In the spirit of things, I happened upon this video. After watching it a good number of times, I believe Elle Fanning, along with everyone who made this short film, and I are definitely kindred spirits. Watch it here: Elle Fanning: Rodarte’s Muse on Nowness.com.
In tune with the ethereal, the song that I can stop listening to lately is Starálfur by Sigur Rós. It’s worth a couple listens.
Honestly, the only thing that’s gonna get me out of this nostalgic, light-headed rut is a shopping trip in Toronto. Any excuse for a good shopping trip.
Oh, and I can’t stop staring at the Hoss Intropia Summer 2011 Collection. These are some of my favourties…
Actually, the whole collection is amazing. Check it out http://hossintropia.com/#/Summer11/Catwalk/Photos/Ficha/hoss/1/!
February 1, 2011 § 2 Comments
A little over a month ago I was in Toronto shopping, with a mob of guys and my dear co-blogger Cristina. I HAD to make my traditional stop at the Max Azria store. First off, one of the male members of our group (David) suggested a little yellow dress.
Yeah. Not me whatsoever. It was the dress (most) of the guys seemed to like the best.
I instantly spotted a royal blue dress with fabric draped so perfectly…*sigh*. Despite criticism from the men that the dress looked like a mushroom, I was intent on trying it on because I KNEW it would not let me down. This picture does not even do it justice!
So absolutely fabulous I want to cry. Why did I not purchase it on the spot? It was if it had my name written all over it.
I then tried on another royal blue dress that had a 50’s feel to it. It was cute, but I was somehow swimming in it due to my “pocket-sized” ( I heard someone describe me that way) frame. Not ALWAYS a good thing.
Very classic. Chic. Cute. I didn’t fit it, so it doesn’t count. On someone else maybe?
Unfortunately I did not purchase anything that day. I need not panic, as I know that Max Azria will have an endless array of new major dresses the next time I drop by…
But, while we’re on the subject, I would like to share a few more that caught my eye. I found them on his website.
Anyway, it’s been awhile since I’ve talked directly about fashion. More often it is my counterpart. I HAD to get it out. It was all bottled up inside. Now I may rest.
All the photos were found at: http://www.bcbg.com/home/index.jsp